Baptism By Fire and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2009 05:00AM

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The 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins were a miserable team – the worst in the NHL in fact. They went 23-47-8-4, and were led in scoring by defenseman Dick Tarnstrom (52 points) and had ten different players who recorded a -20 rating or worse. The team also featured 17 players aged 25 or younger, including many high draft picks.

Five years later, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup – showing that the baptism-by-fire method helped develop those young players into champions, right?  Wrong.

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Fleury doesn't care what you think about his comeback bid

Jean Lefebvre
August 08 2009 10:08AM

Here's what Theoren Fleury said to the Calgary Herald's George Johnson on Friday night about the expected public reaction to Fleury's attempted NHL comeback:

“I honestly don’t give a shit what people think of me. I don’t. People say I should get a life? Hey, worry about your own lives.

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Better Know A Prospect: Toni Rajala

Jonathan Willis
August 08 2009 06:00AM

Toni Rajala slid to the fourth round of the 2009 draft, dropping just out of the Top-100 before Edmonton snagged him with the 101st overall pick. Why would a player who slid so far be of interest to fans?

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THEO FLEURY: NCFOM III

Robin Brownlee
August 07 2009 07:21PM

I loved watching Theoren Fleury play in the NHL in his prime, but that prime was a long time ago and that's why I'm hoping he regains his senses and forgets about trying to make a comeback.

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Musings on an August morn

Jason Gregor
August 07 2009 09:19AM

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It’s Sid the Kid’s birthday today, (he needs a new nickname because he’s outgrown it and it’s stupid) and he’ll be having a parade in Cole Harbour touring with his new best friend, Stanley. Oh the fun they will have shaking hands, kissing babies and trying to avoid the legions of groupies hoping to carry his love child.

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